Thursday, 4 April 2013

D is for Daffodils

They're soooooo pretty!
Daffodils are one of my favourite spring flowers - I dunno if it's because they're yellow (more on that at the end of the month), or because they bring with them a riot of colour after such a dark and dull winter; whatever it is, I love them. I just wish they's stick around for a little longer each spring - they seem to only be at full bloom for a week or two and then they're looking a little worse for wear. Although, there doesn't seem to be many actually in bloom so far this year - must be the winter-like weather we're having :(

What's your favourite spring flower?

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24 comments:

  1. OOOOO those are beautiful! Here in South Africa we're into autumn - and freezing cold all of a sudden to boot. But o! when those daffs come out in the Spring, then you know Spring has Sprung.
    My favourite Spring flower? I'm not good on names of flowers, but I do know that when the buds start sprouting and I can see hem, my heart skips a beat of joy!

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    1. I wish this photo was from this spring, Susan but alas it is not. The weather here is.. well.. it's shocking! It's more like winter - it snowed this morning. I son't think Mother Nature got the memo about it being spring :(

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  2. Yes, daffodils. They are THE spring sign. It'll be interesting to see if we'll get any before June.. it's been cold for so long and it's still cold and frozen in the ground.
    My favourite spring flower is Crocus, because it comes early (except this year, of course) and is the very first sign of spring here. They give some colours out there when everything else is still colour-less. I can't wait to see them now actually.

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    1. I love crocus' too Susanne and I have everything crossed that we actually start to see some signs of spring soon. I'm soooo over this extra-long winter already!

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  3. Daffodils and spring are certainly pals. But here in Phoenix, I have to appreciate pictures of them. Visiting from A-Z

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    1. We're having to appreciate old photos of them at the moment too, Marti; spring has definitely not sprung yet here in the UK. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  4. Beautiful photo, and my mother's favorite color. I love yellow too because it reminds me of her.

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    1. Then you'll love my post on Monday April 29th, ,Kristen :)

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  5. Pretty. I love nature and what it can give us and that's what my topic is on my A to Z challenge too. http://jeanettesandersen.blogspot.com

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    1. Checked out your blog Jeanette, awesome idea and great set of posts for the challenge so far; good luck with the rest of the challenge :)

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  6. My favorite Spring flower is the Iris. They are lovely flowers and seem to speak to me. I am not familiar with the many sorts of Irises, but the ones which grow in my yard are a deep, reach purple.

    Daffodils always cheer me up!

    Happy A to Z-ing!
    Julie Jordan Scott
    Our Literary Grannies from A to Z: D is for Denise Chavez
    tweet me - @juliejordanscot

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    1. Another reason I love daffodils is because they instantly cheer me up :)

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  7. Hi Laura...I love daffodils too! (I think we have a lot in common, they are my favourite spring flower. Back in the UK, we had a whole bunch that used to pop up about now. My tenants have probably trashed the garden though (I dread to think what they have done...) I'm growing Gerberas at the moment (my wedding flower). x

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    1. OMG Rowena, Gerberas were my wedding flowers too! We really do have a lot in common!! I'll send out good vibes hoping that your tenants haven't trashed your garden :) xx

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    2. hey laura! i am doing G for GERBERAS for a-z. My tenants are up in nottingham if you can send vibes that way...have a nice weekend x

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    3. Not too far from me, I'm in Leicester, so I'm sure my good vibes will find their way up the M1/A46 :)

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  8. Daffodils are such a happy flower! We have some growing by the house, and I love it when they're in bloom.

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    1. You'd think my garden would be full of daffodils how much I love them, but alas, it is not :(

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  9. I love daffodils! I have never seen them actually growing in the ground though. I bought some cut daffodils at the store and just fell in love.

    Stefani @ Dreams of Nyssa

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    1. I have some cut daffodils in my living room at the moment because there is a serious lack of them outside - they're so beautiful!

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  10. I love daffodils! Around here when you see them popping up out of the ground, then you know Spring has arrived at last!

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    1. Spring is still hiding here in the UK. I've only see two lots of blooming daffodils and by now the gardens and grass areas are usually a riot of yellow! I wish spring would hurry up and arrive already!

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  11. Hi Laura, I love the idea of a photo a day so keep it up if you can.

    I'm another A-Z Challenger from Leicester, waiting for the bluebells in Swithland Woods.

    Good luck with the rest of the challenge.

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    1. Thanks Sally, a photo a day was my New Year's Resolution for 2012 and I managed it - check out the archives of my blog! I love the bluebells in Swithland Woods - I must make a trip there once the bluebells are in bloom. They're like a carpet of blue - it's almost magical. Thanks for stopping by :)

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